We got ourselves a good ol’ fashioned rap beef!
The Kid Cudi vs. Drake feud is starting to heat up. Before we find out how Cudi responded to Drake, let’s take a look at the beginnings of the feud.
The Beginnings of Kid Cudi vs. Drake
For those keeping track at home, the saga of Kid Cudi vs. Drake has been going on for a few months now. It all started when Kid Cudi took a shot at Drake for using ghostwriters, which Drake has been accused of before. Then, Cudi called out Kanye West as well, saying that he’s not there for him anymore in time of need. At first, Kanye took offense to that and called out Cudi, who wrote a few song’s on Kanye’s 808s & Heartbreak, but recently, the beef was squashed when Kanye told fans at a show to sing “Father Stretch My Hands Pt.1” for Kid Cudi. So now it’s just Kid Cudi vs. Drake.
Earlier this week, Drake was celebrating his 30th birthday and decided to release four new songs on OVO Radio. One of the songs, “Two Birds, One Stone,” takes a jab at Cudi. Here are the lyrics that diss Cudi:
“You were the man on the moon, now you go through your phases. Life of the angry and famous. Rap like I know I’m the greatest and give you the tropical flavors. Still never been on hiatus. You stay xan and perc’ed up so when reality set in you don’t gotta face it.”
Hey, Drake, you do know that Cudi checked into rehab for depression and suicidal urges, right? You do know that making fun of mental health is not cool in today’s world, right? Just making sure you knew that before you release those lyrics to the world and subsequently get bashed for them.
Drake has been getting a ton of heat for that track and in all honesty, it was a bit of a cheap shot, considering Cudi is still in rehab. Some hip hop fans might think people are being too soft with their reactions and I totally understand that argument, but this is not ’90s hip hop. You can’t stay stuff like that anymore without facing criticism. That’s just the way it is.
Kid Cudi’s Response
Kid Cudi decided to step up to the plate and fire back at Drake. Cudi did not disappoint.
BOOM. Got em’.
I gotta respect Cudi here for the “say it to my face” comeback. It truly is all you need to say. You want to rap about me? Fine, but I bet you won’t say it when I’m looking right at you. Kid Cudi is supposed to make an appearance at ComplexCon next weekend so I’m hoping he brings the heat. Hip hop needs more feuds so here’s to Kid Cudi vs. Drake. May it live up to the hype.